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French Language March 2012 Archive

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French expression: Tant pis

Friday March 30, 2012
What does the idiomatic French expression tant pis mean? Click to learn all about it, and then come back here to share your thoughts. More: French expressions | Common ... Read More

French grammar! Exclamations

Thursday March 29, 2012
Exclamations are words or phrases that express a desire, an order, or a strong emotion. There are several different French grammatical structures that can be used as exclamations. More: French ... Read More

French grammar: All about paraître

Wednesday March 28, 2012
Paraître is a very common and useful French verb. It is irregular in conjugation, can be impersonal, and means "to appear" or "to seem." Check out this lesson to learn ... Read More

On French prepositions: Verbs with sur

Tuesday March 27, 2012
The French preposition sur is required after certain French verbs and phrases that are followed by an indirect object, but there is sometimes no equivalent preposition in English. More: French verbs ... Read More

French expression: Les chiens ne font pas des chats

Monday March 26, 2012
What does the French proverb les chiens ne font pas des chats mean? Click to learn all about it, and then come back here to share your thoughts. More: ... Read More

Franglais Friday: le footing

Friday March 23, 2012
Le franglais du jour: le footing. More vocabulary Essential French Most common French words Most common French phrases More Daily French Subscribe to this French blog: RSS feed | Mot du jour @ Twitter | ... Read More

French expression: Ce n'est pas grave

Friday March 23, 2012
What does the French expression ce n'est pas grave mean? Click to learn all about it, and then come back here to share your thoughts. More: French expressions | ... Read More

French grammar: Pluperfect subjunctive

Thursday March 22, 2012
The French pluperfect subjunctive is the least common literary tense - it's the literary equivalent of the past subjunctive. Like all literary tenses, the pluperfect subjunctive is used only in ... Read More

French grammar: Mnemonic être verbs

Wednesday March 21, 2012
There are certain French verbs which require être as the auxiliary verb in the passé composé, and students sometimes have a hard time remembering them. You will eventually know instinctively ... Read More

In a French Preposition: Dans

Tuesday March 20, 2012
The French preposition dans usually means "in," but also has some other English equivalents, depending on the context. Dans cannot be followed directly by a noun, but rather must be ... Read More

French expression: Jeter la pierre

Monday March 19, 2012
What does the idiomatic French expression jeter la pierre mean? Click to learn all about it, and then come back here to share your thoughts. More: French expressions | ... Read More

French expression: Moi non plus

Friday March 16, 2012
What does the French expression moi non plus mean? Click to learn all about it, and then come back here to share your thoughts. More: French expressions | Common ... Read More

French grammar: Le - neuter object pronoun

Thursday March 15, 2012
The French pronoun le can be a neuter object pronoun in certain constructions, such as Si vous êtes heureux, je le suis aussi (If you're happy, I am too). The ... Read More

French vocabulary: Expressions with venir

Wednesday March 14, 2012
The French verb venir literally means "to come" and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to come into the world, send for, manage to, and more with ... Read More

When in French: Quand vs Lorsque

Tuesday March 13, 2012
What's the difference between the conjunctions quand and lorsque, the similar-looking expressions lorsque and lors de, and the temporal terms lors de and pendant? That's what this lesson is all about. ... Read More

French expression: Mettre de l'eau dans son vin

Monday March 12, 2012
What does the idiomatic French expression mettre de l'eau dans son vin mean? Click to learn all about it, and then come back here to share your thoughts. More: ... Read More

Fête du Citron - Corso nocturne

Sunday March 11, 2012
It's fun to see the floats all lit up during the night parade. L'escargot de la Bourgogne  Sport national en région PACA  Guignol et LafleurRhône-Alpes et Picardie Créole Outre Mer Click to see larger images. ... Read More

Fête du Citron 2012 - Corso des fruits d'or

Friday March 9, 2012
There were only 10 floats at the 2012 Fête du citron, but they managed to feature some of France's amazing diversity. The Poitue Charente float even had a snow machine, ... Read More

French expression: On ne sait jamais

Friday March 9, 2012
What does the idiomatic French expression on ne sait jamais mean? Click to learn all about it, and then come back here to share your thoughts. More: French expressions ... Read More

Perfecting French verbs: Pluperfect - Past Perfect

Thursday March 8, 2012
The French past perfect (aka pluperfect) is used to indicate an action in the past that occurred before another action in the past. The latter can either be mentioned in ... Read More

French grammar: All about que

Wednesday March 7, 2012
The French word que, which contracts to qu' in front of a vowel or mute h, has numerous uses and meanings. This lesson includes links to detailed information on each ... Read More

Menton's Lemon Festival 2012

Wednesday March 7, 2012
Le Métropolitain, La Tour Eiffel I loved this year's theme for the Menton Lemon Festival: regions of France. What better way to celebrate France in all its diversity than with monuments ... Read More

French phrases: Expressions with dans

Tuesday March 6, 2012
The French preposition dans literally means "in" and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say at first, towards the end, to faint, and more with this ... Read More

French expression: Tomber dans le panneau

Monday March 5, 2012
What does the idiomatic French expression tomber dans le panneau mean? Click to learn all about it, and then come back here to share your thoughts. More: French expressions ... Read More

Franglais Friday: le coaching

Friday March 2, 2012
Le franglais du jour: le coaching. More vocabulary Essential French Most common French words Most common French phrases More Daily French Subscribe to this French blog: RSS feed | Mot du jour @ Twitter | ... Read More

French expression: Un coup de fil

Friday March 2, 2012
What does the idiomatic French expression coup de fil mean? Click to learn all about it, and then come back here to share your thoughts. More: French expressions | ... Read More

The stars of French vocabulary: Astronomy

Thursday March 1, 2012
Learn French vocabulary related to astronomy to talk about planets, stars, and other celestial objects. More: Specialized French vocabulary

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